The Pine Bluff Art League will feature a demonstration of creating still life art from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave.
Linda Lewis, a local artist and teacher, will share her paintings of objects to create works of art. Her demonstration will include the steps to setting up a still life with appropriate background and placement of items to get optimal success, according to a news release.
“There has been a revival of interest in still lifes recently, according to well-known publications and spokesmen for the artistic world, both nationally and world-wide,” a spokesman said.
Lewis paints in oils, acrylics and pastels. She is also a sought-after portrait painter and has won top awards for her works in local exhibits as well as across the state, according to the release.
“Linda’s paintings demonstrate her love for color and shape,” according to the release. “She is a follower of artists such as David Leffel. who was recently called the American Michelangelo by ARTIST MAGAZINE, and Elizabeth Robbins, one of the most revered floral painters in the world, according to the INTERNATIONAL ARTIST magazine.”
Both painters/teachers influenced Lewis’ works.
“The league is very proud of Linda’s work with the membership,” according to president Vickie Coleman. “I learned from Linda when I studied with her in her studio, and I continue to learn from her through her workshops here and her sessions with the Shepherd Center’s beginning artists.”
“Already there have been requests for a workshop here at the Center this summer on still lifes, if Linda can work it into her schedule,” Coleman said.
Anyone who is interested in painting or in still lifes is encouraged to attend Sunday’s meeting, a spokesman said.
Melissa Abernathy, chairwoman of this year’s exhibit at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, will discuss last-minute notes about the annual exhibit. Refreshments will be served.